The 31-year-old model-turned-actress plays a lonely housewife, who embarks on a rather unusual romance with Irrfan's character via letters hidden in a lunchbox. (Agencies)
"The film has such a setting that Irrfan and I don't really share screen space as we interact via letters throughout the film. So, yes I wish I had scenes with him in the film. But I am looking for another opportunity in which I would actually work alongside him," Nimrat said.
"The Lunchbox" also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the actress says she could not have asked for better co-stars to work with.
"I am lucky to work with such a stellar cast. Both Irrfan and Nawaz are very self assured as actors. And it is such a delight to watch them. You can learn a lot by just observing them at work," Nimrat said.
The film set in Mumbai, has been woven around the famous dabbawala (lunchbox) service of the city. However, Nimrat says since "The Lunchbox" is a simple story about human emotions, even people from outside the city will be able to relate to it.
"Although the 'dabba system' is the basic premise for the film, people from all over the country are going to understand the movie. The film deals with very simple, basic human emotions. So, I am really waiting to see the audiences’ reaction," she said.
The 31-year-old model-turned-actress plays a lonely housewife, who embarks on a rather unusual romance with Irrfan's character via letters hidden in a lunchbox.